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glen a richter wrote:This is the dumbest trade idea I could possibly imagine at the present moment.
Way too much talent being traded for a guy who will come in and be a complete bust once he dons the note. The only way this team will become a winner is with the nucleus of young talent intact as long as possible and a new coach who knows how to use them.
DaDitka wrote:It's all over the interwebs,
TPC said he knew the Blues were preparing an offer but was unaware that Cole was included.
With the report the DP wanted a trade and his contract is up, I figured we'd shop him.
I just figured he and Petro would have more than enough value by themselves.
thedoc wrote:Staal is only 25. I don't mind that DP and Petro part so much but Cole as well. This seems like we are opening the piggy bank a bunch. There is a rumor that DP asked to be traded and his contract is going to be up. We have his rights but if he won't play for Murray it might not be bad to let him go. Staal did have 40 goals last season even though he has been slumping a bit so far. Most importantly the last 4 years he has played in all 82 games so that could help big for us.
Bruce Garrioch wrote:It might be go big or go home for the Blues.
While many NHL insiders are shocked coach Andy Murray is still behind the bench, the Blues have waited so long to fire him that they missed out on the best coach available — Peter Laviolette — so now the word is St. Louis is eyeing the possibility of trying to make a blockbuster deal.
Sure, the Blues might be dreaming, but there are whispers in league circles they might make a pitch to the struggling Hurricanes for centre Eric Staal, who went into last night’s game against the Senators with only four goals and 10 assists in 21 games this season.
Sad numbers for a guy who is scheduled to make an average of $8.25 million (all terms US) a season through 2015-16.
The 25-year-old Staal has also managed to play himself out of contention for a spot on the Canadian Olympic squad.
Still, it’s hard to believe the Hurricanes would give up on the player who all but willed the team into the Eastern Conference final last spring with incredible performances against the Devils and Bruins before Carolina fell to the eventual Stanley Cup-winning Penguins.
“He could be just having a bad season, (but) this is a guy who could do no wrong last year,” said a league executive.
Of course, if you’re the Blues it never hurts to ask.
Plus, St. Louis does have young assets like defenceman Alex Piertrangelo, winger David Perron and 2007 No. 1 pick Ian Cole, a blueliner at Notre Dame, to offer up if Carolina wants to deal.
If the Hurricanes were to trade Staal, if would just about ensure they finish dead last — where they sit now — and give them a great shot at landing the No. 1 overall pick in next June’s draft
strocklen083 wrote:Strickland via Twitter wrote:"John Davidson tells me the Blues have had zero talks with Carolina regarding a trade for Eric Staal"
Strickland via Twitter wrote:"John Davidson tells me to tell everyone that the Blues have had zero talks with Carolina regarding a trade for Eric Staal"
HI. I'M A QUESTION MARK. YOU MIGHT KNOW ME FROM SUCH THREADS AS ONES THAT AREN'T ACTUALLY FACTUAL AND ARE JUST RUMORS. LIKE THIS ONE... OR WAIT???
kodos wrote:If he was asking, it needs a question mark.
It's not rocket science...
And actually, I think I might be okay with this trade. I'd feel better about it if we could keep Perron, but hey... got to give to get...
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